With no racing in Metung for the final day of the Etchells Australian Championship, the leaders after day three, Tango AUS1466 skippered by Chris Hampton, with Cam Miles and Sam Haines are the 2022 Etchells Australian Champions.
The Etchells racing was cut short due to the adverse weather conditions at the Gippsland Lakes, with winds well over 25 knots and forecast for up to 40 knot.
Previously the third day of the Etchells Australian Championship was sailed on 5 March.
The day saw races seven and eight completed after a long postponement while competitors and organisers waited for the breeze to settle.
Peter McNeill’s Lucy AUS1082 won race 7 and Chris Hampton’s Tango AUS1466 race 8.
Report and Images thanks to SailorGirl . . . Nic Douglass . . . www.sailorgirlHQ.com
Etchells Australian Nationals 2022 – Final Leaders after 8 races, 1 discard (27 entries)
1st AUS1466 Chris Hampton Cameron Miles Sam Haines – – 17 pts
2nd AUS1449 Martin Hill Matthew Belcher Sean O’Rourke – – 21 pts
3rd AUS1383 Kirwan Robb Rodney Muller Brett Taylor – – 29 pts
4th AUS1325 Kim McKendrick Marcus Burke Noel Drennan – – 33 pts
5th AUS1447 Michael Bellingham Dean Blatchford Kyle Doods – – 36 pts
6th AUS1392 Steve Billingham Grant Crowlie James Arnold – – 44 pts
7th AUS1457 Jason Ward Darren Jones Silas Nolan – – 50 pts
8th AUS1336 Richard Smith Bentley Conn Sarah McCully Toby Conn – – 56 pts
9th AUS1377 Rob Weir Mike Tyquin Paul Thackray – – 63 pts
10th AUS1082 Peter McNeill Andrew Smith George Johnstone – – 64 pts
Female Skipper – AUS1345 Conspiracy, Eliza Ewert
Youth Division – AUS1189 The Archer, Jack Abbott, Hamish McKendrick, Jack Felsenthal, Tom Trotman
Grand Masters – AUS1325 Ireland Girl, Kim McKendrick, Marcus Burke, Noel Drennan
Corinthian Division – AUS1383 Triad, Kirwan Robb, Rodney Muller, Brett Taylor
Overall Australian Champion & Masters Champion – AUS1466 Tango, Chris Hampton, Cam Miles, Sam Haines